Reel Time Events has had the pleasure of staging entertainment to create the Edinburgh Castle History Tour for the F5 Group, visiting for their conference in Edinburgh this month. Working with Louise Woodburn from the Travel Company Edinburgh, Reel Time helped 950 delegates experience and enjoy Edinburgh Castle, with its rich history and stunning views (which on the night were untypically sunny and clear for the F5 group to appreciate!)
From the conference hosted in the EICC, delegates were greeted at Edinburgh Castle with a grand Scottish welcome – a piper playing as guests made their way across the drawbridge and into the walls of the castle. Moving through the castle, guests were entertained by a Celtic Pipe and Drummer group playing from the Argyle Battery, overlooking Edinburgh’s Princes Street and Gardens. Not only was there music, but also Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots with her ladies in waiting could be found mingling with guests around the Castle.
Alongside Scotland’s Great characters from history the Clann staged a battle on the Half oon Battery, overlooking the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Sparks flew and guests were aghast with the clash of sword and steel of the quartet of warriors. There was also a photobooth, for guests to get into the spirit of the event and have their photo taken with the weapons and clothing which our highland ancestors would have worn.
There was also a whisky tasting, for those wishing to sample Scotland’s national tipple. Guests were treated to a selection of 4 different whiskies, and given some expert advice and tasting notes from Chris White – manager of Edinburgh’s new Whisky Bar, and Robin Laing, Chairman of the tasting panel at the Scottish Malt Whisky Society.
For a grand finale, The Clann helped gather guests together where the audience was treated to a pipeband “beating a retreat” through the castle, over the drawbridge and towards there coaches to return to their accomodation.